We made marbled paper and had a lot of fun doing
it. In fact we enjoyed it so much fun we thought you would enjoy
it too. Here are the instructions so you can make them also.
2 colors of tempera paint
2 (500 ml) cups
baking pan with sides
1. Mix one color of paint with water in a cup until thin and watery.
2. Mix the second color of paint with oil in the the other cup.
3. Place the sheet of paper in the baking pan.
4. Next use one eyedropper to drip spots of oily paint onto the paper.
5. Then use an eyedropper to drip oil paint on top of the watery paint spots.
6. Tip the pan back and forth to move the paints.
7. Watch the oily paint float on the water to create unusual effects.
Use more colors of paints.
Use a variety of paper textures.
Use a larger tray or pan, larger paper, and a larger dropper.
Science Concept: Oil and water will not mix
and are said to be insoluble. When the oil paint is dripped
on te watery paint, the two liquids stay separated and arrange themselves
in layers according to their density. The watery paint is
most dense and forms the bottomlayer; the oily paint is least dense
and floats on the water as the top layer.
Created by the North Rose Elementary ThinkQuest Junior Team